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Hi I'm Emilee

I'm serving a mission in Bangkok, Thailand. I lived in California U.S.A my hole life. I'm a student. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful family. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. 5 nephews, 1 niece and one on the way July 2013! They are all married except for me which is okay because I'll be serving the Lord and hopefully coming home to a man on a mission in Chile at the moment. I'm leaving on a mission to Thailand May 1, 2013 and I'm serving for a period of 18 months speaking Thai! I'm extremely nervous but more excited and feel blessed beyond measures. I love this gospel. I currently am attending BYU-Idaho and have been since fall 2011. It's a great school and I'm learning so much, not only about education but about my self and my responsibilities in life. I play the guitar, extremely into music(indie&alternative), and I'm a tall 5 11'' blonde green eyes kind of california girl. I'm extremely down to earth and enjoy my place on the couch next to the ones I love most.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in this church my whole life fortunately. It's something that I have always had in my plan or my future. I've never doubted this religion or my parents. My parents have been a big part in my foundation in this religion. They never were ones to shove the gospel down our throats and i've always trusted their opinions over anyones. As children my siblings and I attended primary where we were taught the principles. Growing up from there I attended our youth programs and sunday school learning more about my Savior and other complex principles. I've never felt obligated to go to church. I was a very innocent child and was very sheltered from worldly matters because everyone knew who I was and what I was. I loved that because I felt very comfortable when others would ask me about the church. The time I had the most confidence and is why I'm going on a mission is because of my best friend Garret. Literally, he has been my best friend for the past 4 years and a great friend for 7 years. He was the rock in my life and I was fortunate to have been dating him for the past 2 years. His example was so strong and the expectations he had for me made me want to be a better person in this gospel to live up to his standards. In college learning how to recover from my mistakes was some of the only obstacles i've had to face in life which I'm so grateful for those tribulations. Temptations are all around and no one is perfect. Because of that knowledge I knew how to stand up from my mistakes and learn and forgive myself. I have no doubt this religion contains the fullness of the gospel. I strongly believe that and I know that the Lord is my best friend and I know Christ suffered for my sins so that one day, not today or tomorrow hopefully, but one day I can return to live with them and my family can be together forever. That's whats important to me in life and that's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently I am getting ready for my mission in Thailand but I do currently work as a substitute teacher for the youth. Even though I'm only a few years older than most of the youth I get along with them very well and enjoy the blessing of teaching. Back at college I served more in the activities and family home evening committees. I also was able to be a greeter for those walking into our church. Getting to know each person was awesome! Working close with the bishopric is something that makes me feel at home and closer with the spirit of my religion.